Reported Annual Crime In Indianapolis

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndianapolis/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime50,034n/a (estimate)5,7462,8162,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndianapolis/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder156n/a17.96.05.3
Rape668n/a76.739.441.7
Robbery3,485n/a400.299.098.0
Assault7,307n/a839.1254.6248.9
Violent crime11,616n/a (estimate)1,334399383
Burglary8,945n/a1,027.2452.1430.4
Theft24,569n/a2,821.51,733.81,694.4
Vehicle theft4,904n/a563.2231.0237.4
Property crime38,418n/a (estimate)4,4122,4172,362
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Indianapolis, IN. These figures on reported criminal activity in Indianapolis, IN, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Indianapolis, IN is 104% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Indiana, and when compared with the national average, is 109% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Indianapolis, IN has 234% higher than violent crime rate than Indiana average, while remaining 248% higher than the national average. In property crime, Indianapolis, IN is 83% higher than the average of Indiana and is 87% higher than the national average.
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The Indianapolis crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Indianapolis as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Indianapolis crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Indianapolis is 109% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.74 daily crimes that occur in Indianapolis.
  • Indianapolis is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Indianapolis you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Indianapolis has decreased by 5%.

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Compare Indianapolis, IN Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Indianapolis (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Indianapolis, IN is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Indiana and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Indianapolis, IN are 2.04 times more than the Indiana average and 2.09 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Indianapolis, IN are 3.34 times more than than Indiana and 3.48 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Indianapolis, IN are 1.83 times more than than Indiana and 1.87 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Indianapolis (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Indianapolis, IN compared to other areas of Indiana, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Indianapolis, IN safer than 0% when compared to other Indiana cities, and 2% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Indiana, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Indianapolis, IN. At this time, Indianapolis, IN sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Indianapolis

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Indianapolis is 1 in 75
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Indianapolis is 1 in 23
The chance of being a victim of crime in Indianapolis is 1 in 18
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Indianapolis, IN? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Indianapolis, IN your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 75. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 23 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Indianapolis, IN is 1 in 18.

Year Over Year Crime In Indianapolis (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Indianapolis, IN is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Indianapolis, IN has increased by 4% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 8% year over year. Total crimes for Indianapolis, IN has decreased by 5% in the same time frame.

Indianapolis police department

ItemIndianapolisIndianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,8138,766558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.43.3
There are a total of 1,813 Indianapolis police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.5% less than the Indiana average and 33.5% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Indiana

StateTotal offendersIndiana /100KNational /100K
Indiana11,165179222
There are a total of 11,165 sex offenders in Indiana. This yields a total of 179 sex offenders in Indiana per 100,000 residents which is 19% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Meridian Hills, IN1,76256339395
New Whiteland, IN5,81416638654
Carmel, IN86,94018747765
New Palestine, IN2,103113682794
Clermont, IN1,439136825962
Fishers, IN85,88747926972
McCordsville, IN5,9241509061,056
Indianapolis, IN846,6741,3344,4125,746

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
San Francisco, CA850,2827156,1686,883
Columbus, OH837,0385133,9454,458
Jacksonville, FL856,6166313,5274,158
Fort Worth, TX815,9305603,2153,776
Charlotte, NC808,8346633,8154,479
Indianapolis, IN846,6741,3344,4125,746
Source: The Indianapolis, IN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.
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